Gaelic Mass

June 8, 2017 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


Over a millennium ago, the Diocese of Aberdeen was founded by Saint Moluag, an Irish bishop of the First Order of Celtic Saints. His icon still sits at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, where this Celtic heritage will be celebrated with a Gaelic Eucharist on St Moluag’s feast day of 24 June.

The Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney is celebrating this service for the third year, and is one of the few major Gaelic-language events in the Northeast.

The service will feature the premiere of the St Andrews Mass by Aberdeen-based composer Sarah Rimkus, which features two choirs: a full choir singing the mass text in the traditional Latin, and a semichorus singing in Gaelic, aiming to bring together these diverse segments of Aberdeen and Scotland’s cultural and religious heritage.

The music will be performed by the Cathedral Choir under the direction of Professor Andrew Morrisson.

All welcome, free entry.